Caisleán Óir, Childcare and Afterschool

Glinsk Community Childcare Centre.

Recruitment Drive; Full /Part Time/and/or Relief panel

Job Advertisement


We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our team as the at Caisleán Óir, Glinsk, Co. Galway.

Early Childcare Years Practitioner & Senior Practitioners


Glinsk Community Childcare Centre  Caisleán Óir wish to recruit a  Early Childcare Practitioner /Senior Practitioner. The roles are full/part-time positions, additional Hours available within afterschool area.

Salary: From €14.21-€17.50ph (depending on qualifications & experience)


Purpose: To work alongside our committed Early Years & Childcare professionals, to deliver a holistic child-centred program under the guidance of the National Quality Frameworks, Aistear and Síolta in line with Child Care Regulations (the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016.


Role Responsibilities: (Include, but not limited to)

  • To provide excellence in role modelling best practice
  • Candidate must be able to work and support our young babies as well as other age groups.
  • To maintain professional boundaries
  • To follow the childcare policies, in line with the government guidance and statutory requirements. This also includes Caisleán Óir policies and procedures.
  • To facilitate the role of a Key person for a cohort of children. This involves facilitating 1:1 Key Person- Parent consultations, preparing learning stories/observations and assessments of learning.
  • To support and assist in the provision of high – quality Early Years care and learning to children aged 0-6 years of age, in a therapeutic community setting.
  • Provide the children with, reciprocal interactions with children.
  • Support activities to benefit the child while delivering a play-based approach.
  • Support children’s holistic development.
  • Contribute to the process of Observation & Documentation- Including learning stories and Conducting observations & learning stories for children.
  • Build effective forms of Communication among team members
  • Liaise with the parents, staff and the inter-agency team where possible. Delivering, a holistic approach that caters for the children accessing the Early Years Preschool & Baby-room.
  • Engage with opportunities to upskill and access relevant training.
  • Engage with Team Meetings and reflective practice.
  • To be flexible and adaptable to suit the service needs when required.
  • Practice and follow expected hygiene practices involving, good hand hygiene and using Personal Protective Equipment.


Person Specification


  • Candidates must hold a minimum of FETAC/QQI level 5/6 Early Years qualification from a recognised body however a level 6/7/8 desired.
  • Professional certification in Children’s First, First Aid and Hand hygiene to be completed during recruitment or induction.

Competences Required

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Must be a team player
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills.
  • Committed to meeting the needs of vulnerable children and parents


Personal Attributes

  • Integrity, honesty, confidentiality and builds trust with others.
  • Ability to foster and nurture reciprocal interactions with children.
  • Team player and with flexible approach


Application Procedure:

To apply, please submit your updated CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and suitability for the role (full job description on request)  The closing date for applications is 5 p.m.  28th Aug 2023 , Interviews commencing 1st September 2023   Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvasing will disqualify.

Join our team and make a positive impact on the lives of children in our community!


Glinsk Childcare Centre Caisleán Óir, Glinsk equal opportunities employer and welcomes suitably qualified applicants from all sectors of society.

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